Fire Engine Man
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Fire Engine Man

by Andrea Zimmerman, David Clemesha
     
 

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Calling all preschoolers! Grab a hose and ladder—it's time to put out fires!

Alarm rings. Lights flash. Sirens sound—FIRE!

Here comes the fire engine man. Dressed from head to toe in special gear, he drives his trusty fire truck to the scene and puts the fire out. It's all in a day's work for this brave firefighter.

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Calling all preschoolers! Grab a hose and ladder—it's time to put out fires!

Alarm rings. Lights flash. Sirens sound—FIRE!

Here comes the fire engine man. Dressed from head to toe in special gear, he drives his trusty fire truck to the scene and puts the fire out. It's all in a day's work for this brave firefighter.

Told in simple words from a little boy's point of view, this action-packed picture book celebrates a child's world of adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
A charming little guy decides that when he grows up he is going to be a Fire Engine Man. After all, he loves playing with his red fire engines, and he especially loves squirting water from the hose. He imagines himself driving the big, red fire engine, working with other firefighters, and putting out the fires in the neighborhood. He can see himself back at the fire station, too, cleaning up the truck and doing other work with the firefighters. With his little boy self sneaking into the fantasy, he imagines his family coming to visit him and joining him for a meal. He makes them peanut butter sandwiches, while the grown-up firefighters eat more adult fare. It is a fun family outing until the fire bell rings. Then it is off once again to fight the fires. Zimmerman and Clemesha present a warm, friendly story where the big brother imagines big boy work, but little brother is included instead of left behind. Bright, cheerful pictures will engage young readers. Children who are beginning to recognize words will appreciate the sparse, simple text and large type face.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
The brothers from Digger Man (Holt, 2003) are back, this time imagining the job and equipment of firefighters. The same colorful acrylic illustrations greet readers, and have enough detail to interest yet not overwhelm them. The text moves at a brisk pace as the narrator describes important tasks: "I will hook up my hose. I will help the other firefighters fight the fire." The child again warmly includes his younger brother in his plans. Fans of the earlier title and other transportation stories will love this one.
—Linda M. KentonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Proclaiming right off, "I love Fire Engines," a rosy-cheeked tot reveals the details of his fireman aspirations. He happily describes the gear he will wear and the truck with flashing lights that he will drive. He touts his ability to hook up the hose and douse the flames. Back at the fire station, he will do his share of clean-up and snack-preparation. Where supply meets demand, there exist legions of fire-engine books for toddlers. The cozy relationship between siblings is the main element that sets this one apart. The boy often pauses to include his baby brother in his musings on the future. For example, he mentions that his brother could visit him at the station, and offers up his bunk for naps. In creamy colors, the cheery paints depict sturdy firefighters and proud engines. By story's end, the siblings are playing together with a toy fire truck, while the older boy dreams of their mutual future. Joining Digger Man (2003), this pint-sized career guide will kindle young imaginations. (Picture book. 2-5)
From the Publisher

“In creamy colors, the cheery paints depict sturdy firefighters and proud engines. . . . This pint-sized career guide will kindle young imaginations.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Zimmerman and Clemesha present a warm, friendly story. . . . Bright, cheerful pictures will engage young readers.” —Children's Literature

“Fans of ... transportation stories will love this one.” —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805079050
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
564,697
Product dimensions:
9.31(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha are married and have created several children's books together, including Digger Man and Trashy Town, an ALA Notable Book. Zimmerman was born in Ohio and grew up in New York, Utah, and California. When she was young, she loved exploring nature, reading comic books, and riding her horse. She studied fine arts for children in college, then later went back to school at UCLA and became a dentist. Clemesha grew up in England and moved to the United States when he was 16. He always loved playing tennis, drawing, and reading. He studied English in college and became an elementary school teacher. Zimmerman and Clemesha live in San Diego, California, with their three sons.

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